Are you a young changemaker? Do you have an idea that can change the world? Project Inspire is providing you a 5-minute platform to pitch your inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant.

Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is jointly organised by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through access to business and livelihood skills.Benefits:

  • One grand prize winner will receive a US$25,000 grant.
  • Up to 10 finalists will each receive:
    • 1 return flight from the finalist’s capital city to Singapore, to participate in the grand final;
    • 1 ticket to the Project Inspire grand final event on August 30, 2014;
    • 4 nights accommodation in Singapore, plus meals and transfers;
    • Exclusive INSEAD and Bain & Company workshops, plus one-on-one mentoring sessions.


  • The competition is open to 18-35year olds in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa
  • To qualify for the US$25,000 grant, the project must meet all of the following requirements:
    • The program must enable disadvantaged women and girls to attain sustained livelihood through business and livelihood skills
    • An existing women’s empowerment program
    • Beneficiaries must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa

Submission Details:

  • Form a team of up to three members (individual entries allowed) and get started on your pitch!
  • Entries should be submitted in the form of either a (maximum) 5-minute video OR a (maximum) 2-page A4-sized proposal.
  • Video entries are to be uploaded on public video-sharing sites such as YouTube or Vimeo. A link to the video must be provided in the submission form.
  • Submissions, either video or written, must be made in English.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2014

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